Butternut Squash Bake


Mascarpone is a mild, soft, butter-like cheese that adds a rich creaminess to this bake recipe. Softened cream cheese can be substituted.

Butternut Squash Bake
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
3 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Roast Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 13 mins


  • 1 ½ pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut in 1-inch cubes (3 cups)

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 8 ounce dried extra-wide noodles

  • 4 tablespoon butter

  • 6 shallots, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 8 ounce carton mascarpone cheese

  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, snipped

  • 1 cup panko (Japanese-style) bread crumbs or soft bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In bowl toss squash in oil; place in oiled 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Roast, uncovered, 30 minutes, until lightly browned and tender, stirring twice.

  2. Meanwhile, in Dutch oven cook noodles according to package directions. Drain; set aside. In same Dutch oven melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add shallots; cook and stir over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes, until shallots are tender and butter just begins to brown. Stir in lemon juice.

  3. Add noodles and squash to shallot mixture. Stir in mascarpone, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan, 1/4 cup parsley, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Transfer to greased 2-quart oval gratin dish or baking dish.

  4. In small saucepan melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter; stir in bread crumbs, remaining Parmesan, and parsley. Sprinkle on noodle mixture. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes, until crumbs are golden. Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

413 Calories
26g Fat
37g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 413
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 278mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 18.3mg 92%
Calcium 141.4mg 11%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 356mg 8%
Folate, total 92.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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